Ohio utility orders 250 Lordstown Endurance electric pickups

The latest electrification news from what some are calling Northeast Ohio’s Voltage Valley: Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy, an electric utility that serves over 6 million customers, has agreed to buy 250 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Lordstown Motors.

Lordstown is aiming its Endurance pickup truck squarely at the fleet market. The onboard power export feature enables workers to run power tools at a job site without a stinky generator or idling diesel truck. The Endurance also boasts all-wheel drive and a low center of gravity, without sacrificing ground clearance. Lordstown says the Endurance will be the first production vehicle to use a 4-wheel-drive hub-motor system, a design that reduces the number of moving parts, frees up space and enables torque vectoring.

“Over the past couple of months, we have worked to better understand the needs of local residents and businesses,” said Lordstown CEO Steve Burns. “The ultimate goal is to continue to prioritize relationships, like the one we’ve developed with our partners at FirstEnergy, which drive innovative developments for this community.”

Source: Lordstown Motors